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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• State health officials confirmed 1,250 cases of COVID-19, 165 hospitalizations and 27 deaths.—Virginia Department of Health• Doctors and patients remain frustrated by rationing of COVID-19 tests. “Our system is broken,” wrote a Richmond woman who has twice been denied testing...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Health officials are testing all 105 residents and 20 employees at a Richmond-area nursing home where eight people have died of COVID-19. “Information is the key to prevent the spread to the rest of the building.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch• The number...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases nearly doubled over the weekend, from 460 this time Friday to 890. The number of deaths rose to 22, with six now reported at a long-term care facility outside of Richmond.—The Virginian-Pilot• Nearly a...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Health officials say 460 people have now tested positive for COVID-19, 65 are hospitalized and 13 have died. Doctors say the true number of infected people could easily be eight to 10 times higher. “We’re probably testing the tip...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Virginia rose 35 percent to 391, and a third patient at a long-term care facility outside of Richmond died. Health officials and staff at the center say they don’t have the...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.•Two elderly nursing home residents died of COVID-19 in Henrico, bringing the total number of fatalities in Virginia to nine. The total number of confirmed cases in the state stands at 290.—Richmond Times-Dispatch• Gov. Ralph Northam pushed back against President...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Virginia recorded its seventh death from COVID-19—a Virginia Beach man in his 70s. A total of 254 people have now tested positive for the virus, and 38 people are hospitalized.—The Virginian-Pilot• “Virginia’s top finance official says the state is likely...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Virginia nearly doubled over the weekend, increasing from 114 Friday to 152 Saturday and 219 Sunday. The number of deaths also doubled, from three to six. “COVID-19 is going to be with...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• "Working from home in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak is not an option for first responders."  — The Free Lance-Star• Silverback Distillery, owned by Christine Riggleman, wife of U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Nelson, is the latest distillery to...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The state reported 94 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up from 77 yesterday and 17 at this time last week. There are some inconsistencies in the way the state is reporting the data, with figures released by local health departments...